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- A Issued By Melbourne, Australia
Medal - Victory Europe-Pacific, Schools, Melbourne City Council, Victoria, Australia, 1945 Reg. No: NU 18494
- Gilt bronze medal issued to celebrate victory in both Europe and the Pacific, marking the end of the World War II. Minted by Stokes in 1945, it was given to children of the City of Melbourne by the City. It features featuring the conjoined busts of George VI & Elizabeth, as well as the Arms of the City.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Andrew Reeves - Museum of Victoria, 1989
|Dimensions:||32 mm (Diameter)|
|Weight:||11.091 g (Weight)|
|Dimension Comment:||Height with loop extended 42 mm.|
|Tagged with:||school children, victory medals, wars conflicts, world war ii 1939-1945|
|Themes this item is part of:||Childhood & Youth Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, HM Elizabeth, Queen Mother (1900-2002), HRH George VI (1895-1952), Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, Municipality of Melbourne, Victoria, Municipality of Melbourne, Victoria|
|On Display at:||Melbourne Museum|
|Tertiary Classification:||military history|
|Series:||Australian Commemorative Medals|
|Obverse Description:||Obversel features conjoined crowned busts of Queen Elizabeth and King George facing left with text around "KING GEORGE VI & QUEEN ELIZABETH".|
|Reverse Description:||Reverse features Arms of the City with text around "VICTORY : EUROPE - PACIFIC . 1945 . CITY OF MELBOURNE".|
|Inscriptions:||Obverse inscription: "KING GEORGE VI & QUEEN ELIZABETH".
Reverse inscription: "VICTORY : EUROPE - PACIFIC. 1945 . / . CITY OF MELBOURNE".
|Shape:||Round with loop|
|Issued By:||Melbourne City Council (MCC), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1945|
|Mint:||Stokes & Sons, 1945|
|Commissioned By:||Melbourne City Council (MCC), 1945
Given to school children
|Person Depicted:||HM George VI|
|Person Depicted:||HRH The Queen Mother Queen Elizabeth|
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